January 20, 2014
THERE IS NO EUROPE:
Care about democracy? Then smash the EU (Brandan O'Neill, JANUARY 2014, Spiked)
Did I fall asleep and wake up in the fifteenth century?I ask because, according to news reports, the unelected lords of Britain's second chamber are currently trying to prevent the British public from having a say on our relationship with unelected suits in Brussels. Enraged by Conservative prime minister David Cameron's proposal that we should have an in/out referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union in 2017, various lords have accused him of putting our nation's fate in the hands of a 'lottery' in which much of the electorate, won over by 'the daily war drums of the unyielding Europhobes', will probably dumbly vote to leave the EU.In short, one oligarchical sect - the well-fed lords who, outrageously, still get to moan about and rewrite laws being passed by politicians we the public actually elected - are seeking to erect a pleb-deflecting forcefield around another oligarchical sect: the cut-off officials of Brussels who issue edicts and write constitutions that impact on vast numbers of Europeans without ever bothering to ask us how we feel or what we want.
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 20, 2014 1:37 PM